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    Rock Climbing Photo: Essentials of sport climbing by Mike Clelland
    The 10 Essentials of Sport Climbing
    If you’re a crusty old dinosaur like me then you probably remember being taught the importance of the 10 Essentials upon your introduction to climbing and the mountains.While these items (map, compass, food, water, umm, uh, hmmm . . .) are just as important to safe mount...
    Matt Samet at Climbing Magazine
    Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning a sport anchor by Chris Philpot
    Cleaning Sport Anchors
    One of the best parts about sport climbing is its utter simplicity: Clip some bolts as you climb, and—well, that’s pretty much it. The most complicated part is cleaning the anchors; in other words, threading your rope through the rings or chains at the top so you can lo...
    Julie Ellison at Climbing Magazine
    Rock Climbing Photo: Rodeo clipping by Jamie Givens
    Rodeo Clipping
    A clever climbing cowboy realized some time ago that he could avoid hazardous soloing to a preclipped first bolt if he just “lassoed” the hanging quickdraw. Instant toprope—without looking like a stick-clipping ninny. The “rodeo clip” is simple enough in theory and ...
    Andrew Tower at Climbing Magazine

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